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Earth Wind and Fire Weigh in on the Change of Music Through Generations, Mistakes in Their Career, Advice to Tracy G and New Holiday Album


We had LEGENDS in the building on Sway in the Morning! Ralph Johnson and Verdine White of Earth Wind and Fire paid us a visit to talk about their new Holiday album and all-things-music.

They gave their thoughts about music today and how it has changed throughout the generations. From their writing process to being tech-savvy, they broke it all down.

“Sometimes things we played at soundcheck would become records,” Ralph told us.

While in-studio, these game-changers also opened up about their career mistakes, stumbling, and getting back up — still succeeding and transcending through different eras.

Watch below as they also give advice to Tracy G and give their honest thoughts on other artists who have sampled their hits in Hip Hop.

Earth Wind and Fire have never recorded a holiday album in their 43 years of music — you can now download their first project with Holiday classics HERE.


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